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"The German story is finished" - Bundesliga star stands by his decision to represent Nigeria

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By Hattitude | Opera News Nigeria
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German born TSG Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma said is proud of playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria

Akpoguma decided to pladge his international future to Nigeria, despite representing his country of birth at the various youth level. 

Akpoguma captained the Germany national team from the U17 to U19, including helping the Germans to eliminate Nigeria in the FIFA U20 world cup at some point. 

His decision to switch allegiance from Germany to Nigeria didn't go down well with some of his coaches in Germany, but Akpoguma said he doesn't care and won't regret playing for his father's country. 

The 25-year-old made his debut for the Super Eagles in friendly match between Nigeria ans Desert Foxes of Algeria, and he has gone to feature in three matches for three time African champions since then. 

Akpoguma was born in Germany to a German mother and a Nigerian father, he represented German national team at the junior levels but wasn't called up for the senior side . 

“I think, to be honest, a chance to play for the national team can switch from good to bad, bad to good because it’s so fast, you see football how it works, if you play a top season somewhere, maybe a good club is coming to sign you, everything can change directly,” he told Nigeria based journalist, Oma Akatugba. 

“I would never look back or say my God if I had waited for one or two more years I’d play for Germany. This story is finished. I don’t want to talk about this German situation anymore because I’m a Super Eagle and I’m very proud of it. It is finished.” he said.

Akpoguma featured in Nigeria's African cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in Benin-City and Freetown last week. 

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